Friday same old routine looking for a free tip winner from the flying four, the hammer came down on Derek Knight’s Fivestar Clipper who made the Champion Stakes Final recently in the lucky last. All tipsters go through bad patches, some like to talk about it and some don’t.
I’m going through one at present but I’m not worried as I always come out the other side.
I wasn’t in the mood to go trackside to watch the action, after I had been a couch potato watching the Ryder Cup all day, so decided to watch it in my office on my own.
My other tip to subscribers Isheforreal ran no race and Clipper absolutely fell out losing five lengths and had no chance but he ran very well to nick third. I kicked the cat and went to bed!
Saturday continued being a coach potato watching the Golf all day. I deliberated long and hard about a bet at Crayford as it’s my least favourite track. Decided that Flawless Floyd was too big at 4/1 and if trapping could lead all the way. Backed and sent to subscribers. Thought I would take my mind off dogs with a punt on the horses – I only landed the first & second in the Cambridgeshire – this horse racing game is easy! Settled down to watch the dogs more in hope that expectation. Floyd much the same as Clipper fell out, was crowded and finished last.
Sunday up and at the kennels early to see Holly who has had her strapping off her leg and I was able to take her out for a short walk. She’s going to the re-homing kennels this week looking for her forever home. She will make a lovely pet as she’s a real sweetie!
Home to watch the golf and decide if we’re selecting anything tonight. I decided against tipping anything. Though I put one out on my other service which was running at Sittingbourne. The Ryder Cup safely won by Europe for another two years I set off to Henlow to meet Angus & The Cardinal to watch Marco hopefully rack up another win at what seems to be one of his favourite tracks. The Cardinal looked a little jaded despite havering just returned from a week in Alcudia, I didn’t pry too much but it’s safe to say it wasn’t the best holiday he’d had. Angus was all over the John Gardner puppy in the first, so we had a few quid on and collected. This would have been another for a late tipping service.
Then while we were having a celebratory beer in the restaurant ‘the colonel’ racing guru and Henlow commentator joined us. I welcomed him into the loving arms of Betfan as I read he’s joining us as a racing tipster next month. Blue Moment was top of my list as today’s selection but it never happened but I backed it anyway, it hacked up and must be a player in the upcoming Derby at the Bedfordshire track.
Marco time, 1/2 was short, he was 8/11 best in the morning – I didn’t play – he won in good style by nearly four lengths despite being challenged at halfway, making six wins from eight starts at Henlow. A lovely end to a lovely evening with proper ‘doggy folk’
Monday I completed my usual review of the last weeks racing before deciding that there was nothing at Nottingham to get stuck into. So no bets advised until the Sky meeting at Sheffield tomorrow. My grand daughter Poppy came round had some quality time with her all afternoon. Didn’t even bother watching the racing from Nottingham will catch up with the videos later.
Tuesday Sky night always an early start to beat the sharks! The sharks back the dogs in the morning at bigger prices and then lay them off on Betfair at night. So they can make a risk free profit. The feature race was the Steel City Cup Final. It was really the only race I was interested in having watched all the preliminary rounds. I am all in on Conna Trigger this will make or break the month. Maximum bet sent out to subscribers at the 5/2 offered by Paddy Power and the 9/4 offered by Hills. I’m hoping the old adage of early pace wins the race holds true tonight. I’m sure the lovely Kelly Macari will leave no stone unturned tonight! The early races passed quickly and I would have had a few winners if I had played. But it was all about the Final – Trigger looked very well on parade. One the dogs are in the traps there is nothing you can do – Trigger slightly stumbled coming out, in fact most people wouldn’t have noticed, but it was only his tremendous pace that got him clear of his field at the first bend – was he far enough clear I asked myself – he looked home and hosed but Underground Paul was having none if it and nailed him right by the line. Joy to despair in one fell swoop beaten by half a length four hundredths of a second – the difference between winning and losing was in Conna Trigger’s case his split start time – in the previous rounds he clocked 4.11 & 4.15 in the final after his stumble 4.24 – one tenth of a second. That’s dog racing but it signalled a disappointing end to a disappointing month.
Wednesday started a new month, a new start and also my wedding anniversary. A quick look at the racing saw only graded fare in offer, so no bets advised on the first day of October. Took advantage of a day off to take Mrs D out for spot of lunch at the Plough to celebrate. Got a text from Ernie Gaskin to say Holly was off to the Romford re-homing centre tomorrow which was good news, the bad news was I needed to pay £200 for the privilege.
Thursday saw some opens at Hove so I spent the morning looking for a winner to get the month off to a flier. Popped over the kennels saw Holly off and was £200 lighter, then dropped my cocker Ruby off at the parlour where I was fleeced for a further £35.
I thought the safest bet at the Sussex track was Vipar Amigo who was well drawn and in good form, bet him to recoup earlier losses and then sent him out to subscribers via email. In truth he held every chance in the race but didn’t seem overly keen to get his head in front. Yet another second surely my luck will change soon, hopefully tomorrow.
Friday morning and I set about finding a winner, from one of the flying four races.
I never tip my own dogs, while Blackstone Marco is in fine form and must go well clad in red, the ‘evil ones’ are taking no chances with him around the 6/4 mark!
Having looked at all the form I have set my stall out on Ernie Gaskins Bishops Wood who appears to me to have a sound chance to regain his winning thread. He does come with an element of risk but should he trap in his best manner, he can land us that elusive free tip winner.
Romford 10.11 Trap 3
Win bet @ 5/2 Coral
Back next Friday.
Greyhound Master Tipster